CHURCH leaders of the different denominations distributed hygiene packs for inmates at the Nasinu Corrections Centre at the weekend.
The 113 inmates at the centre received new pairs of underwear, toothbrushes, toothpaste, toilet paper, a bottle of coconut oil and shaving gear in the packs.
The visit by members of the Methodist Church, Seventh-day Adventist, Latter-day Saints, Baptist, Salvation Army and the All Nations Church marked a historic occasion for the Ecumenical Centre for Research, Education and Advocacy (ECREA).
Elder Adolf Johansson of the LDS Church reminded the inmates of God's love and the need to be born-again Christians.
"The gifts we bring as Christians — united in the faith of Christ — is a gift of his power to change man's hearts," Mr Johansson said.
"Greater is our gift of hope that each of us obeys the laws of God. When we break the laws of God there is a process of repentance that helps us change and become better.
"When we break the laws of the land, our repentance process brings us to institutions such as this to help us change."
The inmates were also reminded that God had not forgotten them but was waiting on them to seek his forgiveness and assistance.
The packs contained 648 bathing soaps, 432 packets of toothpaste, 216 toothbrushes, 400 rolls of toilet paper, 147 shaving razors, 240 bottles of coconut oil, 150 pairs of underwear in total.